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Snøkaos in Europe. Soon hit the new storm Norway

While wind and slippery roads create difficult driving conditions in several places in Norway on Tuesday, large parts of Europe hit by snøkaos.

News agency AP reports that hundreds of people Tuesday is stranded in fjellsteder around Europe because of snow and wind. Flights are deferred or cancelled, and the danger of avalanches is increasing constantly. Only in the Netherlands had to KLM to cancel the entire 159 departures to and from other cities in Europe.

Blizzard got the name André. According to the on-duty meteorologist at the Norwegian Meteorological institute, Hanne Beate Skattør, don't need the norwegians to worry about that blizzard should move here.

SNØTUNGT: Here is a woman on the way past a nedsnødd car in Ramsau in Austria. Photo: Harald Schneider/APA/AFP View more heavy SNOWFALLS: A man must out with snøskuffa to get cleaned the entrance area in Ramsau in Austria. Photo: HARALD SCHNEIDER / APA / AFP Show more

But it is just now a low-pressure system east of Greenland, moving towards Norway. From Thursday it is expected to wind up to storm force in some places in the North of Norway.


In Austria is hundreds of people snøfast due to blocked roads. The sign rikskringkasteren ORF. Some have also experienced outages as a result of that snøtunge trees have fallen across the high-voltage power lines.

ORF writes that residents of Austria, also are encouraged to be aware of that the anticipated snømengden can create great strain on the rooftops.

First and foremost, asked people to be careful and to look after its own security.

the AP reports that at least 12 people have been killed in weather-related accidents around Europe the last week, most in connection with avalanches. It should have happened, both in Switzerland, Austria and Germany - in addition to here in Norway, where four people are still missing and presumed dead in the if we in the state of minnesota.

SEAGULLS ROOFS: In Austria is the population asked to be aware that the snow can create great strain on the rooftops. Photo: REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger Show more Strong wind

Norwegians do not have to worry about that Andre moves up towards the north. But it is just now a low-pressure system east of Greenland, moving towards Norway. From Thursday it is expected to wind up to storm force in some places in the North of Norway.

SNOW IN ATHENS: Greece's capital city lay in a blanket of snow on Tuesday. Here is the tourist attraction of the Acropolis in the background. Photo: Reuters View more

- It is a low-pressure system that has the potential to be quite powerful. We come with more detailed forecasts in the course of Wednesday, says Skattør to the Newspaper.

It is also sent out yellow farevarsel for gust of wind and difficult driving conditions in Northern Norway. The Norwegian meteorological institute will therefore probably with an update Wednesday.

In the North of Norway has the weather created big problems for the letemannskapene trying to find the four estimated fatalities in the avalanche in if we. The search is scheduled to resume Wednesday.

even in Greece they've got notice the winter weather. Several schools held closed as a result of the Athens, on Tuesday, lay in a blanket of snow.

- the Gravel blowing off the road
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